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Director:
Writers:
Pat Hackett (story) &
George Abagnalo (story)
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Release Date:
20 January 1977 (West Germany) See more »
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Plot:
Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Cyrinda Foxe ... R.C.
Matthew Anton ... Drugstore Boy
Cathy Roskam ... Drugstore Mother

Carroll Baker ... Hazel Aiken

Susan Tyrrell ... Mary Aiken
Mary Boylan ... Grandmother

Gordon Oas-Heim ... Mr. Aiken

Perry King ... L.T.
Michael Forella ... Ice Cream Counterman
Kitty Bruce ... Karla
Tere Tereba ... Ingrid Joyner
Renee Paris ... Sara Leachman

Stefania Casini ... P.G.
John H. Starke ... Joe Leachman (as John Starke)
Ruth Jaroslow ... Electrolysis Patient

Geraldine Smith ... Glenda Montemorano
Maria Smith ... Marsha Montemorano
Michael Sullivan ... Some Schmuck
Tito Goya ... Manuel Rivera
Charles McGregor ... Detective Hughes
Brigid Berlin ... Estelle (as Brigid Polk)

Lawrence Tierney ... O'Reilly-O'Crapface
Matthew Reich ... Wheelchair Case
Charles Welch ... Blind Newsdealer
Tom Quinn ... Man Buying Newspaper
Susan B. Landau ... Girl in Theater (as Susan Landau)

Richard Cummings Jr. ... Street Kid (as Richard Cummings)
Vasco Valladeres ... Miguel Morales (as Vasco Valladares)
Barbara Hunt ... Dead Girl's Mother
Pat Way ... Dead Girl's Uncle
Robert Hodges ... Theater Manager
Barbara Allen ... S.F.

Susan Blond ... Baby-Killing Mother

Jane Forth ... Screaming Passer-by
Tamara Wilcox-Smith ... Angry Mother (as Tamara Horrocks)
Jerry Rosenberg ... Drycleaning Deliveryman
John Dunn ... Joyner Boy
Joe Lambie ... Russell Joyner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Dullaghan

Directed by
Jed Johnson 
 
Writing credits
Pat Hackett (story and screenplay) &
George Abagnalo (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Fred C. Caruso .... associate producer (as Fred Caruso)
Jeff Tornberg .... producer
Andy Warhol .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mike Bloomfield 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Metzger (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David E. McKenna  (as David McKenna)
 
Casting by
Lynn Kressel 
 
Art Direction by
Gene Rudolf  (as Eugene Rudolf)
 
Set Decoration by
Frederic C. Weiler  (as Fred C. Weiler)
 
Costume Design by
John Boxer 
 
Makeup Department
John Alese .... makeup artist
Gabriel Borgo .... hair stylist (as Gabe Borgo)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert F. Colesberry .... first assistant director (as Bob Colesberry)
 
Art Department
Edward Garzero .... scenic artist (as Ed Garzero)
Harry Lynott .... carpenter
Jimmy Raitt .... property master
Walter Way .... construction grip
 
Sound Department
Ed Abele .... boom operator
Neil Fallon .... assistant sound recordist
Christopher Newman .... production sound mixer (as Chris Newman)
Jack Fitzstephens .... sound editor (uncredited)
Stephen Fitzstephens .... foley artist (uncredited)
Hal Levinsohn .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tony Parmelee .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Biller .... second assistant camera
Geoffrey Erb .... first assistant camera (as Geoff Erb)
James Finnerty .... key grip (as Jim Finnerty)
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator
Charles Moore .... still photographer
William Ward .... gaffer (as Bill Ward)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Christians .... wardrobe assistant
Elisabeth Seley .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Anne Goursaud .... assistant editor
Franca Silvi .... supervising editor
 
Location Management
John H. Starke .... location coordinator (as John Starke)
 
Other crew
Montgomery Brookfield .... assistant to producer
Sidney Gecker .... script supervisor (as Sid Gecker)
Kathleen McGill .... production representative (as Kathy McGill)
Jill Saint Amant .... assistant to producer
Connie Schoenberg .... production office coordinator
 

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Also Known As:
"Andy Warhol's Bad" - USA (complete title)
"Il male di Andy Warhol" - Italy
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Runtime:
105 min
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Certification:
Australia:R18+ | New Zealand:(Banned) (1977) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (cut) | USA:X | USA:R (certificate #1671) (edited for re-rating) | West Germany:18

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Trivia:
Shelley Winters originally turned down the role of Hazel Aiken - probably the only film role she ever rejected.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Mary changes her baby's diaper, the soiled portion of the garment is in the front, not the back as is always the case.See more »
Quotes:
Mary Aiken:[sees the dead body and drops the baby] Who did that?
Detective Hughes:[smiles] I don't know. But if you find out, you call me. You know my name, don't you?
Mary Aiken:No.
Detective Hughes:[takes address book of the counter] I'm listed.
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Referenced in Getting Off (1979)See more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
satiric masterpiece, 27 May 2002
Author: junagadh75 from seattle, WA

"Andy Warhol's Bad" concerns a rapacious middle-age housewife in NYC who runs an electrolysis business and a murder-for-hire (with only female employees) business out of her home. There are various subplots, involving her hired assassins, their clients, and her mentally dull daughter-in-law who lives with her (and whom she cruelly exploits). Although often considered "camp", a la the films of John Waters, "Bad" is in reality more of a satire in the vein of "Gulliver's Travels". The critique is presents of contemporary, capitalist values in American society is right on target, so that the thoroughly unrealistic plot seems all too real. Even more, this film has perhaps the funniest, most original dialogue of any film ever made - you'll never forget the dangerously paranoid Brigid Polk (a.k.a., Brigid Berlin) and the two amoral sisters she hires to kill a dog. The acting, by both pros and Warhol superstars, is excellent. It even manages to successfully pull off the few moments of poignancy that are allowed in the bleak world it depicts (the assault on the dog and his owner, the final epiphany of L.T. when his empathy prevents him from killing an autistic child and his subsequent confrontation with Hazel). This is not a film for most people - it is far too pessimistic, brutal and graphic - but if you can stomach that, it is more than worth your while to see.

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